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The Bad Boy Running Podcast

Running is great, so why aren't the podcasts? Bad Boy Running is a podcast for runners who are bored of the dull and dry podcasts currently on offer. Hosted by friends Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both running journalists, bloggers and lovable idiots, the show features the conversations they'd have in the pub focusing as much on the camaraderie and social side of the sport as the technical.
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Running is great, so why aren't the podcasts? Bad Boy Running is a podcast for runners who are bored of the dull and dry podcasts currently on offer. Hosted by friends Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both running journalists, bloggers and lovable idiots, the show features the conversations they'd have in the pub focusing as much on the camaraderie and social side of the sport as the technical. 

Apr 11, 2016

In the fourth of the special episodes Jody and David discuss what the third stage is all about. Does it fill you with dread that tomorrow is the long day? Or will it be David's final 'relaxing' run before the double day?

If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the Podcast for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 11, 2016

In the third of the special episodes Jody and David discuss David's soundtrack choices and strategies for Stage 2.

If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the Podcast for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 10, 2016

In the second of the special episodes Jody and David discuss how it would be a really really bad thing if the Dune stage was first. If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the Podcast for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 10, 2016

In the first of the MdS Specials, Jody and David discuss Jody’s initial preparation experience encompassing the first few days of acclimatisation in the desert and the initial planning experiencing. If you’re thinking about doing the MdS next year, a loved one is doing it this year, or indeed you just want to listen to some top quality running chat, this is the episode for you! You’ll also want to subscribe so that you receive a notification for the new episodes in this series, The MdS Specials are not to be missed!

If you’ve done the MdS or want to in the future, then join the Bad Boy discussion on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group or email letters@badboyrunning.com

Alternatively you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Enjoy these special episodes and be sure to subscribe to the Podcast for the weekly episode too!

Apr 7, 2016

In today’s episode the Bad Boy Runners stray into a new realm of Podcasting by giving actual genuine advice for anyone thinking about doing the Marathon des Sables, and the usual off-topic asides for anyone who isn’t thinking about running it.

  • David begins by pitching other podcasts to Jody
  • A new member of the team is introduced
  • There’s more quality MILF banter to be had (amongst other things)
  • We learn why Jody’s hip has ruined his reputation in the eyes of his family
  • David talks us through why Caesar and Primavera Salads are going to be his go to fuel
  • Jody tries to pry David’s race number out of him so we can overwhelm him with anonymous abuse
  • They discuss some delightful toe nail stories (don’t listen whilst eating)
  • David pitches a new method for recovery for professional athletes (although don’t expect to see this at the next olympics)
  • Jody tells David exactly why his tent mates will finish the week hating him.
  • If you want to know what WWAPD stands for then you’ll want to listen to the end

Once you’re done listening, be sure to join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook Group where hopefully you can help David find Pato Banton’s contact details or nominate somebody for Bad Boy of the Month.

If you have any further MdS advice then be sure to post it in the group and get involved!

Similarly you can e-mail letters@badboyrunning.com with any points for discussion or you can follow us on Twitter, David is @davidhellard and Jody is @UltrarunnerJody and use the hashtag #badboyrunning.

Lastly, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE if you would like to be notified when the next Podcast is available!

Mar 18, 2016

Part 2 of the charity episode and this one gets controversial.

The guys discuss all things charity related when it comes to running, including what to look for in a good charity, why charities are so picky when it comes to runners and the sinister side of what happens when you don't raise enough cash.

David explains his theory on the effect of celebrities on charity fundraising and the long-term damage of The Eddie Izzard Effect

Jody reveals exactly what makes a good charity and why he'll never run as a rhino

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Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

Mar 17, 2016

Part 1 of the Charity episode, all about the things we do raise cash for good (and not so good) causes.

In this episode, the chaps talk charity and David specifically discusses his latest challenge to raise money for Street Child... running the Under Round and trying to beat the record for the fastest time.

Jody admits to no running, no records and no money raised for anything.

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Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

Mar 6, 2016

The episode continues with more chat and feedback from Bad Boy Running listeners...

... plus there's some actual running talk (buried at around the 37 minute mark, we believe).

Here's the order of service:

  • The chaps talk new kinds of races… and it takes an odd turn
  • Jody and David try to work out the heaviest person in the world
  • They guys decide a new Bad Boy challenge that involves putting ON weight
  • The boys compare images of the fattest people in Britain and then present a new challenge to BBR listeners
  • … and then some bad maths
  • Another call out for sponsors (and this is a real half-hearted attempt)
  • The attention turns to the Color Obstacle Rush UK
  • A discussion of the anger about BBR’s lack of awards nominations
  • Why Tyson Fury would LOVE Edinburgh Marathon
  • Some seriously good Bad Boy performances are revealed… and why David and Jody’s advice WORKS
  • Jody reveals that David has a stalker
  • David argues he doesn’t have serious job titles… and reveals how he manages to spend his time
  • David inadvertently reveals the nickname of his ex-girlfriend… and gets all cryptic (answers on a postcard please) as he goes off on a story about he met her
  • One listener’s attempts at match making with David… and David reveals he’s off the market (allegedly)
  • David reveals his worries about jinxing the relationship by mentioning her in the podcast… oh.
  • The guys reveal what they do on Valentine’s Day… (not with each other, of course)
  • Officially the WORST segue EVER
  • Letters from international Bad Boy Running listeners
  • A call out to US runners as Jody and David make an unashamed play to win over the US running market
  • David tries another Pato Banton impression…
  • A reader question about pacing leaves the guys confused about a race’s pacing strategy… and then fail to work it out
  • A warning about pacers… and why you shouldn’t always trust them (and a clearly made-up stat from David)
  • How to seriously p*** off a Park Run
  • The rise of BBR’s resident veterinary expert
  • A call out for technical experts to edit Bad Boy Running

Hit SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you don't miss any episodes coming up.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

Feb 28, 2016

After running his first ultra, David regales us with his story while the chaps discuss what’s been going on with the Do-Badders and reveal some more races

Here’s what was up for discussion:

  • Jody reveals his dirty drinking truth, his lack of drinking and blows the whistle on his mum’s pregnancy diet of vice
  • David professes his love for Drew Barrymore and the duo discuss the sex of ET
  • After his first ultra, David gives the low down on his experience
  • The talk turns to Pato Banton (again) and the attempt to sign him for a big race start
  • Beer Lovers Marathon is given ANOTHER mention and the guys have the SAME conversation AGAIN
  • David shouts out about a properly badass Do-Badder (listen in and check her out)
  • BOOM! Bad Boy Running Podcast gets a mention in a national running magazine!
  • David is disappointed he can’t get to more trail runs on the tube and reveals his race start blindness
  • The lads struggle with the question of whether you get water stops on a 10k… and how much wine you can consume on it
  • A perfect demonstration of why web browsing makes the worst podcast episode
  • Jody explains his idea for his “Race For Leffe” beer run
  • Jody spots a Do-Badder on Ninja Warrior UK
  • David talks Nevermind The Buzzcocks, returning to Special Forces Hell Week and the psychology of people who apply for Bargain Hunt

Hit SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you don't miss any episodes coming up.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

Feb 19, 2016

We're talking ultramarathon running as David attempts his first (even with his 'broken' ankle). 

Here's what's up for discussion: 

  • BBR ponders a possible all-French episode (pour un moment)
  • The guys reveal the first ever race to receive the Bad Boy Seal of Approval (hint: it's not Edinburgh)
  • Why Jody hates half marathons
  • David reveals his 80s action hero upbringing and explains his alter-ego movie star heritage
  • Jody explains why fitness writers events are very different from other writers' events
  • Some serious discussion about threshold running and getting it right
  • David signs up to run his first proper ultra and wants some advice
  • Jody reveals his theory of distance and why running a 'short' ultra and running a marathon are the same (kind of)
  • Why David's choice is a BAD first ultra...
  • The big 'what kit to take' debate (and another dig at Edinburgh Marathon)
  • The No.1 reason to run an ultra (according to Jody)
  • The unbearable boredom of running 24 hour ultra races on a running track
  • The guys explain how much sponsorship has been offered to the podcast
  • Jody explains he's as old as David now
  • And much more...

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Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 10, 2016

The second of the two-parter with Mudstacle's Pete Rees.

In the second half of the episode the gang discuss:

  • What the hardest obstacle race is in the UK
  • How to judge how tough a course is if you're a newbie when the name tells you NOTHING about it
  • How to prepare for an obstacle course race (no, it's not drinking more...)
  • Why neoprene is the future of OCR fashion
  • The REAL story behind Pete's red shorts (it's funny)
  • Pete and Jody revisit David's exit from Special Forces Hell Week... and why Pete was partly responsible for David's current hatred by the entire Filipino population
  • And much more

If you've not listened to Part 1, go back and listen to that first.

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Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

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Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning


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Feb 5, 2016

It's the episode all you OCR lovers have been waiting for...

The first of the two-parter with Mudstacle's Pete Rees.

In this episode the gang discuss:

  • What makes OCR so popular
  • The real reason why David didn't go to the OCR World Champs
  • The shady politics of obstacle course race leagues (Pete nearly cries)
  • The BEST and WORST races for OCR newbies (Jody realises he's been tricked)
  • And much more

And when you've done here, make sure you listen to Pt2...

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

Feb 4, 2016

And, at last, it ends....

The final day of the 12 Days of Bad Boy Christmas.

We're talking abuse received while running.

And it seems to have happened a lot.

To Jody.

But we want to know what heckling you've received.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

Feb 3, 2016

Yes, it's no longer Christmas. Or 2015. Or even January...

... but it's here. At last.

For the eleventh day, we talk running music and what gets you moving.

And then it descends into farce...

... culminating in possibly the worst attempt at reggae ever recorded.

Worth listening if only to hear that.

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

Jan 14, 2016

It's another BIG one!

In this episode Jody and David discuss international marathons, talking about the challenges of running Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Among the japery discussed is:

  • Jody explains how he alienated the hotel staff in Sierra Leone (and how they got payback)

  • David reveals how to stop a shark in its tracks… and the rules on stuffing animals

  • David gets a subtle inkling there may have been some cheating on the Afghanistan marathon

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

Jan 14, 2016

It's another BIG one!

In this episode Jody and David discuss international marathons, talking about the challenges of running Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Among the japery discussed is:

  • David drops a bombshell that shocks the podcast to its core
  • Why David gets taken back to his choirboy roots
  • Jody fears for his privacy thanks to his wife’s excellent snooping skills
  • Jody and David fantasize about Steph fighting a bear
  • David tells the tale of arriving in Afghanistan (frightening!)
  • Jody and David compare the airports of Sierra Leone and Afghanistan

Send us your feedback and running stories to letters@badboyrunning.com

Join the conversation on the Bad Boy Running Facebook group. Just go to Facebook and search Bad Boy Running.

Or find us on twitter @UltrarunnerJody and @DavidHellard using #badboyrunning

 

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